Party Hard

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"Party Hard"
Single by Andrew W.K.
from the album I Get Wet
Released October 29, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Hard rock, pop punk
Label Island
Andrew W.K. singles chronology
"Room To Breathe"
(1998)
"Party Hard"
(2001)
"She Is Beautiful"
(2002)

"Party Hard" is a song by Andrew W.K., first released as a single in 2001 and included on his first album I Get Wet. The song provided Andrew W.K. with his first mainstream hit, reaching number 14 of the UK Singles Charts upon release.[1]

The UK single contained one previously released track ("Make Sex"), one previously unreleased track ("Violent Life") and the video for "Party Hard". A promo single for this song was released to radio stations in the US in 2002. The promo single had the title song, the video for the song and a track titled "Andrew W.K.".

The song was included on the soundtrack for Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 football game. It can also be heard on Madden NFL 2003.[2] It is also used as the walk-on music for Professional Darts Corporation darts player Steve Hine[3] and was also played by the ECHL's San Francisco Bulls after scoring a goal during home games at the Cow Palace. It was also heard in the 2002 movie Stealing Harvard. The trailer and advertisements for the Disney-Pixar movie Monsters University feature this song.

It has been a popular internet meme for several years, and has spawned several videos.

The song is available for downloadable content on the video game Rock Band 3.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Andrew W.K. and Diane Warren. 

No. Title Length
1. "Party Hard"   3:06
2. "Make Sex [AWKGOJ version]"   0:32
3. "Violent Life"   3:56
4. "Party Hard (Video)"    

Reception[edit]

"Party Hard" was named the 89th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.[4]

Pitchfork Media ranked the song #129 on its list of the Top 500 tracks of the 2000s. Reviewer Mark Richardson wrote: "Before Red Bull and vodka became fashionable and sports drink companies made the decade all about the pursuit of eXtreme energy, the movement already had its anthem."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1781 Songfacts
  2. ^ THE SOUNDS OF MADDEN NFL™ 2003. EA Sports. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  3. ^ Steve Hine. Global Darts. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  4. ^ "spreadit.org music". Retrieved February 5, 2009. 
  5. ^ Pitchfork Staff. Staff Lists: The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s: 200-101. Pitchfork Media. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2011.

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